April 25

Quote Analysis #2

“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.” – Sally Koch


  • What does this quote mean to you? 

This quote means that there are many small ways to help people everyday.

  • How do you help those around you?

You can help others around you by being nice to them. If you are nice to someone it may help them feel better.

  • What is a “small opportunity” that you have around you to help someone else that you don’t take advantage of?  Why?

A small  opportunity to help someone that I don’t take advantage of is complimenting people. I don’t do this often because I don’t think about doing it.

April 24

Quote Analysis

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.” – Dalai Lama XIV


  • What does this quote mean to you? 

This quote means that the reason that we live is to help other people

  • Who is the Dalai Lama?  Do a little research and summarize who the Dalai Lama is.

The  14 Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso. A Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism.

  • After completing your research, why would a person like the Dalai Lama say something like this?

A person like the Dalai Lama would say something like this because they are encouraging people to be good.

January 12

Smarter Every Week #2 Paradoxes

The person that suggested this topic was Sarah Davis. Go check out her blog at http://blog.elanco.org/davis934 . Leave a comment down below to be featured it the next smarter every week.

What is a paradox? According to dictionary.com , a paradox a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.

What are some examples of a paradox? Some examples of paradoxes are:

  • Here are the rules: Ignore all rules.
  • The second sentence is false. The first sentence is true.
  • I only message those who do not message.
  • You can save money by spending it.
  • I know one thing; that I know nothing.
  • This is the beginning of the end.
  • Deep down, you’re really shallow.
  • I’m a compulsive liar.
  • “Men work together whether they work together or apart.” – Robert Frost
  •  “What a pity that youth must be wasted on the young.” – George Bernard Shaw
  • “I can resist anything but temptation.” – Oscar Wilde

Here is a video explaining my favorite one.

This one made me think to much.

A website I used


Let me know something that I should research and I will do it for the next Smarter Every Week.


January 10

My New Years Resolution

I have 2 new years resolutions. One of them is to read the bible in a year. I want to do this because my church gives you a steak dinner, and I love steak. I think that this goal can be easily achieved, and I will probably achieve this goal before 2019. The second one is I want to buy a pet snake or a pet pig(I can’t decide yet). So far I have saved over $9.00. I need to save a lot more though because a tea cup pig can cost up to $2,000, and snakes can cost around $702.50 . These are my new years resolutions.

December 21

Would you Rather #2

Q:Would you rather have to loudly sing the chorus of Jingle Bells every time you walk into a room for a week OR have to wear a Santa suit to school every day for a week.  WHY?

A: I Would rather sing jingle bells because people might think it is funny and laugh. The other one is just weird, and probably uncomfortable. That is why I would rather sing jingle bells than to  wear a Santa suit.

December 21

Would you Rather Christmas

Q: Would you rather not celebrate Christmas this year OR not celebrate your birthday this year.

A: I would rather no celebrate my birthday because I feel like my birthday is just another day. I also think that on your birthday you get celebrated for doing nothing. Meanwhile, Christmas is a time for family, and it is also a big christian holiday where you celebrate Jesus’s birth, not yourself. That is why I would rather not celebrate my birthday than to not celebrate Christmas.

December 11

My Favorite Family Member

My favorite family member would be my grandfather (My moms dad). He is my favorite family member because he was a big christian roll model for me. My favorite memory I have with is looking at his glass collection. He collected a ton of glass sculptures. He also collected marbles. One trait that he had that I want to have is that he was a big christian, and I want to follow in his foot steps. Unfortunately he is no longer alive. That is why he is my favorite family member.

December 11

Puzzles to Challenge Your Brain


1.    You approach an intersection with two roads coming off of it. Both of the roads lead to a city. One leads to the city of truth, and one leads to the city of lies. The people from the city of lies always lie, and the people from the city of truth always tell the truth. There is one person standing at the intersection. What question do you ask to guarantee that they point the city of truth?

2.   What occurs twice in a lifetime, but only once in a year. Twice in a week, but never in a day.

3.     First question: You would be in second place. Second Question: There is no one behind the person in last place, so you would be the one in last place.                                                                                  

4.    Jim and his friends were going about 40 miles per hour in his boat when authorities stopped them and issued a ticket. Jim wasn’t speeding or breaking any water regulations, so what was going on?














  1.  You say “Point to the city that you live in.”The people will either lie and point to the city of truth, or tell the truth and point to the city of truth.
  2. The letter E.
  3. First question: You would be in second place. Second Question: There is no one behind the person in last place, so you would be the one in last place.
  4. The boat was tied to a car, and it was on a road.
December 11

Smarter Every Week #1

I am going to do a post every week researching a topic that someone suggests in the comments. That person will also get a shout out. This week I am answering my own question of why does molten salt explode when you put it in water.

The answer is simple salt is made out of two thing sodium and chloride. Chloride is a gas at room temperature. When it is mixed with sodium it becomes a solid at room temperature. When the salt is heated the chloride evaporates leaving only sodium. Sodium explodes with water. That is why sodium explodes with water.


October 17

My Dream Job

My dream job would be a YouTuber. I want to be a YouTuber because of a few reasons. Reason number one is the money. On average Youtubers make $18 to $405 per 1,000 views (each website I found said something different). If you think about though you aren’t guaranteed to get a lot of views. That means that you might not make a lot of money when you start YouTube.

The second reason is that I have the chance to meet fans. Even if I only have 50 subscribers I still have the chance to meet those 50 people. This also goes with my third reason. That reason is I will be able to make people happy. Even If my videos get 5 likes, or if I only have 50 subscribers I would know that I made at least those few people happy. That is why I want to become a YouTuber.